SOU 2594         
SOU 2594
Date: 5/25/2008 Location: East Chattanooga, TN   Map Show East Chattanooga on a rail map Views: 2531 Collection Of:   Andrew Durden
Locomotives: SOU 2594(GP30)    Author:  Andrew Durden
SOU 2594
Picture Categories: Roster This picture is part of album:  Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Tony Krslovic General That locomotive looks fantastic,I saw these in the 1980's in Columbia S.C. 5/30/2008 9:16:22 PM
David Stewart General Nice shot! They have done a great job here...If it goes back to Atlanta, It will not look like this any more. It will be in the same shape it was be for. Bent & broke! 5/30/2008 11:00:48 PM
David Stewart General I still think they should have fept the Georgia RR GP7, That was a huge mistake to let it go. 5/30/2008 11:01:48 PM
J. Williams General Nice! The herald is on order, and the "X" that goes on the cab also, it does run good, but I'am not sure if it is being used in service. 5/31/2008 8:33:00 AM
Ken Roble General I saw this unit when it was at the SE RRMuseum in Duluth, GA stinn in its NS repaint but in sad shape 5/31/2008 5:12:00 PM
Andrew Durden General David, do you have an axe to grind with the SRM? You ought to visit and view the progress that has been made since the dark ages of the 1980's before you cast stones from afar. Or perhaps volunteer some time or money if you think that you can do a better job? 6/16/2008 10:39:13 PM
Gregg Bartley General GP-30's are my favorite locomotive type. They are just so interesting looking. But I am still unsure as to why a railroad would order a high hood version when you could have the normal version that includes MUCH better visability. I read that is some labor contract thing, where the union felt that kind of locomotive requires that there be two active crewmembers at all times, one looking out the right side and one out the left side. Do I have that correct? 8/14/2008 5:04:15 PM
steven langsford General Awsome photo very nice!!! 9/2/2008 11:43:16 AM
Allen Jenkins General For sure it's a labor agreement thing, but it's all about roll-over protective structure. Would you rather see what your hitting, or survive the roll-over? 9/22/2008 8:27:21 PM
David Barrentine General Beautiful shot!!! It's nice to see the old southern paint scheme again. I remember growing up as a kid and seeing the Southern locomotives sitting next to the dept, too bad it's just a memory now. Great paint job! Is this locomotive on display at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum? 1/18/2009 3:21:19 PM
Andrew Durden General It is in operation at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, seeing service on the longer trips down into Georgia, as well as occasionally pulling the Missionary Ridge Local. It will probably be moved to the Hiawasee River operation this spring. The original reason for its lease and rebuild was so that it could provide extended range dynamic braking on the Hiawasee line. 1/20/2009 12:14:15 PM
Toby Schramm General I'm not a big fan of the high-hoods, but the GP30's pull off the look. Great picture. 5/2/2009 7:55:52 PM
Dave Ross General I'm a fan of any museum that rebuilds and runs stuff. God bless you Bob Soule 7/22/2009 1:52:50 PM
David Nutter General Beautiful! 7/26/2009 10:51:34 PM
Marlowe Barnes General The GP-30 is my favorite 4 axle motor, and this baby is a GEM!! Thank goodness someone had the vision to preserve this rare specimin. 1/31/2010 5:07:41 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Great shot 2/16/2010 6:55:57 PM
David Barrentine General The high hood GP30's look better than their short hood counterpart's to me. This pic was on the home page today. 3/23/2011 10:15:21 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Nice unit and shot. 10/12/2011 1:53:37 PM
Mike Maskel General nice shot 12/21/2011 12:38:15 PM
mike richardson General Generl is this unit owned by Roger ferin of Branson the tourist line ? If it is it was at ITM for a while and it was a good running power house !! it pulled the fiber optic train!! Happy to see a old friend again nice paint job!! 1/7/2015 9:55:31 PM
Gary Richards jr. General Very nice!! 5/5/2015 8:59:43 PM
Ben Kranefeld General Fantastic Shot! Seen on Homepage 9/20/2015 1:15:20 PM

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